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Picture of Cellular GPS tracker with Cloud Maps
This project shows you how to build a device that tracks GPS location, sends data via a Skywire cellular connection to the cloud, and plots the GPS coordinates on a cloud connected trail map that is accessible from any computer or smart-phone in the world.
 
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Step 1: Collect the hardware

This is a list of all the material used in the project:
List of material (all of which is available at Digikey.com)
Part Number ------------- Description
NL-SW-EVDO-V ------- Skywire Cellular modem from NimbeLink
NL-SWAK --------------- Skywire Arduino kit from NimbeLink
MA301.A.AB.001 ------- Magnet Mount Cellular & GPS antenna from Taoglas
CAB.011 ----------------- Two SMA to U.FL cables from Taoglas
A000057 ----------------- Arduino Leonardo Board
102-1092-BL-00100 ---- USB A to Micro B cable

Step 2: Connect Antennas

Connect two SMA to U.FL adapter cables to connectors marked X1 and X3 on Skywire EVDO modem.

The SMA end of the cable connects to the antenna cables. One cable is marked GPS the other is GSM.
The cable marked GPS should connect to connector X3 for the GPS connection.
The cable marked GSM should connect to connector X1 for the cellular connection.

Step 3: Assemble Hardware

Picture of Assemble Hardware
Plug Arduino shield into Arduino Leonardo board.
Plug Skywire EVDO modem into Arduino shield like shown on the product website.

Step 4: Create map account

Picture of Create map account
To create the online maps, create a free Exosite Portals account.
1) Create a free "Community" portal account here: https://portals.exosite.com/signup?plan=3676938388
2) As part of the account creation process, you have to validate your email address.
3) Once its activated, log in to the Exosite portals account.

craftclarity5 months ago

This would be really neat to have when I go on long motorcycle trips, I could show my wife where I am. Nice work!

aayoush6665 months ago

hello. i stay in india.

will it work in india coz the cellular network device is from the US service provider.

THanks!

KurtDiver (author)  aayoush6665 months ago
This specific setup will only work in regions that have Verizon Wireless Cellular coverage which is mostly the USA. Sorry.